Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 6:37 am
Under the rule of its late president, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela became a nation sharply divided between those who supported his self-styled socialist revolution and those who opposed it.
But after a disputed presidential election in which Chavez's deputy was ruled the winner by a razor-thin margin, the country appears more polarized than ever.
Originally published on Thu April 18, 2013 6:29 pm
The United States called on the Venezuelan government to be transparent in its effort to "audit the ballots" of the presidential election held this weekend.
If you missed it, the news that Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor Nicolás Maduro had won by a razor-thin margin unleashed protests in the streets of Caracas.
Originally published on Thu April 18, 2013 6:30 pm
A surprisingly small victory margin for Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor in Sunday's special presidential election looks likely to be followed by a recount in Venezuela.
Chavez, Venezuela's fiery, controversial and charismatic leader, died on March 5.